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! >>> it is here. after two years -- >> i'm mitt romney and i'm running for president of the united states. >> we're not going back. we are moving this country forward. >> more than $2 billion. >> this man has courage in his soul and a spine of steel. what is missing is leadership. in the white house. >> just two days to go in this historic campaign. in these final hours, is obama closing with a kick. do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation. how has hurricane sandy changed the race. and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and ed gillespie. >>> our power house roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, about 40% voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like this at polling stations. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today
, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you about other states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 s
the room fell silent the minute it was announced mitt romney lost the key battleground state of ohio and then the election. romney supporters were convince heed would win some of the key battleground states. he just fell short in states like pennsylvania, ohio and also virginia. here is what mitt romney told his supporters after he called president obama to congratulate him. >> this is a to-- time of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. you guys were the best! thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thanks, guys. >> reporter: mitt romney thanked his donors, volunteers and supporters and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. >> a gracious speech. had to be a hard one to ma
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling joe biden brought the drama ♪ >> reporter: the pres
claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, including ohio and virginia, they went the president's way. and that put him over the top. we have two reports to begin our coverage. >> tahman bradley is in boston. but first, t.j. winick is with the obama team in the windy city of chicago, where i assume the party may still be going on. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning to you. that's right. it was actually a series of narrow state wins that gave president obama a decisive victory, despite an unemployment rate that posed a serious threat to his 2012 campaign. president barack obama won a second term tuesday, after a race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. >> you, the american people, reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is
mocked mitt romney's speech. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are. just be disappointed. look at me, i look like a president and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's going to all be all right if you let me. >> reporter: with one day to go until the election, the candidates crisscross the battleground states. governor romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build. we aspire. we dream. we can do better. >> reporter: romney is even making a play for traditionally democratic pennsylvania. the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. that along with iowa and wisconsin are expected to decide the race. if president obama can win these three on top of the solid blue states democrats have taken in the last several elections. he'll have the 271 electoral votes he needs to win even if governor romney sweeps all the rest of the battleground states. >> latest abc news/"washington post
. the romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. uni vision's jorge ramos and the hispanic vote. plus, the new poll, who is ahead? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. mrmg ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> a day of heartbreak at an american zhoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern fire wall. romney needs ohio because without it, the math is very difficult. we were inside both campaigns, working on the grou
romney used for your years the term obamacare to attack the health care reform. do you think it was a referendum on that? >> no, i think obama has a plan in mind and there's nothing wrong with that. it's going move things around and organize health care in a better way. >> i wonder, what do you make of the celebration, especially as we called barack obama. >> it's awesome. >> is it what you thought it would be? >> it's great. >> two satisfied voters. if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me in time square tonight. >> let's go to ron bron stein now. there's so much we'll learn about the parties. one fact i want to throw out at you as you reflect on this victory. you look at the last six elections, democrats have won the popular vote five out of six times just as the republicans did before. the margins hadn't been as big but thaifr been behind this growing groups, minorities, young people, the million yal generation and the college educated white women. it is a coalition that continue toss grow in sxiez allows democrats to overcome very weak performa
from mitt romney to his supporters. as sources offer us a rare and telling portrait of the most painful week of romney's political career. by week's end, mitt romney and his wife ann driving themselves to headquarters. gone with the secret service detail. instead of the long lines of supporters, now a line of dozens of staffers outside of romney's office door. some waiting to shake his hand, others looking for a quiet moment with the governor. the former presidential candidate eating pizza out of the box in his office. mrs. romney in jeans and a sweater. just hours after the loss last week, romney calling a staff meeting. emotions raw, romney and his wife arriving the deafening applause and chants of "mitt, mitt." romney was clearly moved. mrs. romney crying. sources telling me campaign manager matt rhoades saying, "we would rather lose with you than win with anyone else." in the days after defeat, a source close to mrs. romney said she described the moment she walked on that stage as surreal. saying mrs. romney wondered to herself, are we really conceding? it was mrs. romney that remai
a bank of early votes, ones that make wink those battleground states a tougher challenge for romney. obama campaign officials argue polls of early voters in battleground states suggest their bank of obama votes means that romney will have to win on election day well more than half the votes in key states to win. but the president is not relying solely on early voting or even on this new rekindled bipartisan pitch. in this state alone, diane, president obama and his allies have run 16,000 more ads than romney and his allies. and if that's not enough for you, on monday, president obama will be back here in ohio with bruce springsteen. diane? >> okay, thank you jake. >>> and also tonight, the latest in our brand new daily abc news/"washington post" polls. tonight, the poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge. so, we asked abc's david muir to tell us his strategy for the final stretch. >> reporter: mitt romney bolting through the battlegrounds. today, on the plane, it was the candidate taking pictures. romney capturing images of his staff sneaking a nap as romney races to the finish. in
. >> barack obama and mitt romney make a mad dash in the last hours of this tight presidential race. >>> and terry moran and bill weir are hot on the trail as the candidates in a virtual dead heat crisscross the nation in a final push for those make or break votes. >>> plus -- with a new storm approaching and families up and down the east coast still without homes, "nightline" joins our abc family for a day of giving. and gives you a chance to make a difference. >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the sprint to the finish line with only 24 hours left in this presidential race, my co-anchors terry moran and bill weir on the trail with the candidates. we'll have their reports in a moment. but first, the other story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma" ands of right now viewers tr erers cont staggering amount $15.3 million, which includi
romney was greeted with cheers as he left a polling station in belmont, massachusetts this morning. he gop nominee cast his vote before going tout do some election-day campaigning in pennsylvania and ohio. >> yeah, feel great about ohio. thank you. >> reporter: after several days of a neck and neck race, the latest abc news washington post tracking poll has president obama opening his biggest lead since july. most analysts point to hurricane sandy as this year's october surprise. >> this race was and has been always close, and it has had a slight electoral advantage for the president, but has had a slight popular vote advantage for mitt romney. that has changed in the last few days. >> reporter: the president is doing some media interviewing, and playing a little basketball, and of course he'll address thousands of supporters tonight or tomorrow morning. >> republican presidential hopeful mitt romney continues to blaze a campaign trail. romney even squeezed in two campaign appearances while the rest of the country voted. >> reporter: mitt and ann romney cast their ballot this mornin
. the vote was tied. five in favor of president obama. five in favor of mitt romney. the poll at midnight. tradition for the town since 1948. >> if that is any indication, send coffee to the stufd dio. >> officials in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast ar
mellencamp. dave matthews. while mitt romney's strongest surrogate, his wife ann, choking up. >>> there's a new storm coming to the area slammed by sandy. as a nor'easter bears down, free gas causes chaos. beer company delivers water. and how they're dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him in his socks. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics of her new book. on party planning. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years now and now we're down to the last two days. the voters are already starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting. in many states. who has the edge? george stephanopoulos will be here to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we got the smartest guy in the business. >>> coming up, also, in the no
the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, polling together. the obamas, starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening, and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul searching for the republican party. and, a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are the results at this hour. electoral votes, president obama with a decisive victory. and the president also winning the popular vote. and there are two pictures this morning after that say so much about two families, after the long campaign. governor romney, gathered with his family in a hotel room, and president obama and his family, on their way back to the white house. and, abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, with us again tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. after logging more than 170,00
for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still o
happened to agreeing to disagree. >>> and mitt romney thought he had a fighting chance at the white house. >> now they have come and gone. what is next for him. and we go to chicago with a look ahead for the presidential nominee. >> reporter: after the battle followed by campaigning to win the white house, it is the end of one road for mitt romney. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> reporter: the next question is what is romney's next move? the president made this offer on election night. >> i look forward to sitting down with the governor to talk about where we can work together to move the country forward. >> reporter: no word where that stands but last month ann romney may have given clues to the ladies of the view. >> there he will not run again. nor will i or do anything like that. >> the new jersey governor pushed for more mitt romney. >> i hope he is a voice in public life in our country. because i think he is a good and decent man. >> reporter: mitt romney's future is a question m
. >> the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> christie is one of mitt romney's most outspoken supporters on the trail picked to give the keynote address at the republican national convention. >> real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> if history teaches us anything, it's that some things are bigger than politics. in washington i'm terry dun ham. >> it seems republican nominee mitt romney is softening the attacks on his opponent. yesterday romney held three rallies in florida but did not mention president obama's name at all. while romney was in florida, obama was in new jersey touring storm damage there and romney is now getting ready to kick off the final days of campaigning. while the election is a big deal for the future of our country, no doubt about it, we have certainly seen the campaigning mode for a whole lot of other issues, and it's probably fair to say that some of you are ready for the election to be over. if you're one of those people you're not alone. we want to show you what happened to a girl, 4 years old, when she heard the ele
president obama or make mitt romney the next president. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: president obama and republican candidate mitt romney made the last appeals to voters before election day. during a stop in columbus ohio, obama asked for four more years in the white house. >> the reason why we are here is because we got more work to do. our work is not yet done.>> reporter: romney said it's time for new leadership. >> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. and to solve problems. he hasn't. i will. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan echoed that thought while campaigning in to set for this. we can do better than this. this may be the best that barack obama can offer but this is not the best america can have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden told the crowd in sterling virginia that obama is the best choice. >> prtion elections are all about character. -- presidential elections are about character the most important infreedient to lead the nation and world and president obama has the character of his convictions. >> reporter: voter
farmly -- family. governor mitt romney also watching the results behind closed doors with his family in boston. . >> it's question 5 here in maryland. this would allow congressal redistricting. the results show 37% of voters are against this. >> well, when it comes to race for the presidency, ohio is considered by most the most come pet tiff state -- competitive state. >> and joe is there as the vote tallies keep climbing but it's been close all night. >> all of the early ballots have been counted in this county. we're here at the board of elections in the city of clooeflgd and thus far the erltd voters look good for president obama. he has a significant lead over romney. both parties making surprise visits here in the city of cleveland, have been biden greeted at the airport earlier today and then made his way to the landmark restaurant which is act important restaurant here where he had lunch with with his family. meanwhile, across town, secret service agents guarded governor romney at the wilson mills shopping center located in richmond heights. supporters snapped pictures and
and governor romney are making a last-minute push for your vote. >> both spent the day crisscrossing the swing states. cairch traveers travers spent the day with the obama campaign. >> reporter: this is it, one final day. both candidates were focused on revving up supporters in their must-win states. president obama kicked things off in madison, wisconsin. >> four more years! four more years! >> you know i will fight for your families ovary single day. >> reporter: he had star power. bruce springsteen at his side all day. the president showed a hand of nostalgia. he acknowledged that no matter what happens tomorrow, this is it. with the noticeably hoarse voice -- >> we know we have or work to do. >> reporter: mitt romney made a clean sweep. that's where he focused his energy today. >> accomplishing real change is not something i talk about but something i've done. >> reporter: the national race is tight. each campaign is projecting confidence in the ground games. >> they both believe it's all about turnout. >> reporter: both candidates are campaigning in a state with sentimental iowa. the vict
the president congratulated his rival mitt romney on a spirited campaign in his hometown of chicago the president visited a campaign office to thank volunteers. meanwhile, governor romney is making a final puck for votes. he'll return to massachusetts -- push for votes. he'll return to massachusetts later tonight. >>> weather-wise, we continue to see a chilly night for voters out there. definitely looking at a chill in the air, so chris warm. wind chill factor in the mid-30 nhl spots. little warmer on the eastern shore, 41, but that's not exactly warm. and coastal flood concerns on the eastle shore already. for tomorrow, these are warnings and advisories up and down the coast. that's where the high effort impacts will be from this -- highest impacts will be from this nor'easter. around here in maryland, gusts from 35 to 40. here is the storm coming up the coast, out of the carolinas. going to make its push into our state tomorrow afternoon, primarily, do tomorrow night. but for now, quiet on the range, as we get the vote out. we'll have much more coming up. >>> here comes another st
campaign. >> we've made real progress these past four years. >> the challenger, governor romney fighting for the last vote. >> that's when you know you'll win. >>> getting ready for this historic night. our abc news political team here and reporting across the nation as tonight it is the vote, the big picture, election day in america. >>> good evening from the crossroads of the world, pulse of the nation, abc news election headquarters in times square on this historic day for democracy after one of the toughest elections ever, americans are choosing a president. and our great abc news team of analysts and experts have taken their posts eager to tell you would won, how and why throughout this evening. >>> and it is "your voice, your vote." it will be lighting up our maps here at election headquarters. and we also thank you all day long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls wh
will be determined in just the next four days. the latest abc news poll shows mitt romney leading by one point. and while president obama enjoys overwhelming up port from african-americans, it's complicated. a new documentary series asking, will those same voter who propelled him to victory in 2008 turn out again? here's abc's pierre thomas for your voice, your vote. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> in this campaign ad released today, superstar rapper jay-z encourages black voters to get out the door and into the polling booth for barack obama. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> rorter: with a 96% approval rating among black voters, though -- >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: you may wonder why it's necessary. the reason? while support for the president among the democratic faithful remains high, this time, there's a decidedly different feel than that of election night 2008, a historic moment for the country as a whole, but a particularly meaningful one in the african-american community. >> i can't believe it! >> reporter: the tears flowed
out. >> election day is tomorrow, president barack obama and mitt romney spending last few hours and days making final pitches to voters. more than half a dozen states barn storming since friday night. they are going to the critical ones, all eyes are on ohio, it's posed to be a state where it could determine everything. the news this morning is coming out of chicago, that's where we find tj winnick with the live team coverage. >>> election day may not be until tomorrow. 27million americans have cast they vote. a sign hof close the obama cane pain believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has 4e electoral votes. >> we are no longer relevant now. we are props. what has happened is now, the campaign falls on the 25 year old kids, out there knocking on doors and making phone calls. >> joined by bill clinton, who mocked mitt romney's pitch. >> don't pay attention to what our solutions are, be disappointed, look at me , i look like a president and talk like one. i'm telling you it's going to be all right if you elect me. >> they crisscrossed the battlegrou
on benghazi. >> you want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. what a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? that small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and, fake out. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? if you see cheating, the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has taken his national security tea
here in maryland but it comes back to man versus man. mitt romney versus president obama. >> abc2 news bradley leaves off live team coverage from mitt romney's headquarters good morning. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney takes the stage tonight he hopes as the next president of the united states. but today, he is still out hunting for votes even as americans head to the polls. most expensive presidential race in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney is not done. gop nominee is making two more campaign stops later today in ohio and central -- pennsylvania after casting ballots. romney campaignaed the stops knowing the path to vct have i more narrow than president obama. overnight in new hampshire he held the final rally. >> your votes and work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: also last night, the former massachusetts governor appeared on monday night football where he told chris berman he deserves credit for the chal piionships for red sox and patriots glue get blamed for everything and might as well get
. and so many americans have voted before election day. 30 million of them. mitt romney on the stump. heeds going to make stops in cleveland and pittsburgh. he knows he has to win one of those states, ohio or pennsylvania, to have a shot at the 270 electoral votes he needs. >> we'll be watching those states in particular. >>> we have a huge storm looming right now, as a nor'easter is expected to slam into the hurricane sandy-ravaged areas, with cold and rain and snow. sam is here. how is this going to be? >> as it curves to the east, not only does it have the coastal effects, it will have a mixing of snow and some lasting snow. some places without power, without good shelter. they don't need this. >> so many folks without homes yet. sam, thanks. >> already hit so hard here. >>> our entire team has been on this campaign for the very start. today, it's "your voice, your vote." and for mitt romney, the campaigning is not over yet. he'll stop in ohio and pennsylvania, after voting from his hometown, belmont, massachusetts, this morning. that's where david muir is right now. good morning, david.
of history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild dogs. and zookeepers race to fend them off. how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaching out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of day of renewal, a day of beginning. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "gma." we are kicking off the day of giving on abc. and we are going to be seeing robin roberts with a special message for everyone. >> that will be great. >> elizabeth vargas here for this important morning. we're teaming up with the red cross for an unprecedented event with the entire abc family. you see staten island there, they are
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of the campaign. for mitt romney the loss was bitter disappointment following weeks of campaign momentum but in concession speech to supporters in boston romney conveyed a message of university the and defeat. >> i so wish i was able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to ernestly pray for him and for the great nation. >> reporter: the president says he looks forward to working with the former opponent in the future. >> in the weeks ahead i look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> reporter: the president in his victory speech took abipartisan tone saying americans voted for action and not politics as usual but again keep in mind, this is a democratic president who will be dealing with a house that is run by republicans and a senate run bydemocrats and again the same set up facing the same divisions we have seen over the last four years. that's the very latest from chicago. i am george howell reporting. >>> sm
for undecided voters. >> this election will have huge consequence. >> reporter: romney set his sights on havev. the president won the state in 2008 but now the republican candidate hopes to turn it red again. >> the obama folks are chanting four more years, but our chant is this, five more days. five more days. >> reporter: the latest poll in virginia shows it's to close to call. obama leads 49-47%. with in the margin of error. >> hello wisconsin. >> reporter: the president started his three state swing in paul ryan's home state where he asked for more time to finish the job. >> as long as there is a single american who wants a job but can't find one our work isn't done. >> reporter: rounding out his day campaign stops in nevada and colorado. it combined 15elect, roal votes. the running mates also out in full force. four campaign events between the two. in iowa, the vice president accused the romney campaign of flip-flopping. > >> they are shameless. >> reporter: in colorado paul ryan argued the obama policies aren't working >> reporter: over the next several days you can expect to see mor
obama and governor mitt romney are focusing on states expected to decide the outcome and barn storming since friday. >> t am on is in boston. >> reporter: good morning, today is the final day of campaigning, both sides say they can win. mitt romney hits up five states today. republican challenger, mitt romney, is closing the campaign, promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i will find the men and women on both sides of the aisle, who care more about the country than they do about politics. with polls showing the race a dead heat the campaign is focused on turnout, at this field office in ohio, volunteers call a list of voters who think they lean republican and others knock on doors. >> i haven't made up my mind yet. >> reporter: enthusiasm among the base and strength will carry them to victory tomorrow. there is the reality of the math. without ohio, romney's path to victory is difficult, he is making a late play for pennsylvania, traditionally democratic turf. president obama focuses on three states the campaign hopes will be fire wall, iowa, wisconsin and ohio. if obama
election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after what has been a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and federal relief is finally arriving for the people of staten island. i was out there this week. and the damage is astonishing. biblical, really. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city really look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers, waiting for something to eat. for many
in the presidential election. after 46 seconds of voting, president barack obama and mitt romney had each five votes. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spe
'm voting for mitt romney. if i had to peick one guy to hae my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. i will be a good soldier and vote for mitt romney. but i will hate it. do you hear me? i will hate it. an one final note to the new jersey residents who are going through the phone book and making threatening phone calls to people named sandy, cut it out. you are being idiots. all right, be safe. >> that was "saturday night live," poking fun at the b bromance between the new jersey governor and president obama during the storm. a relationship that speaks to our next story. >> sign language chick nailed it. >> they get a lot of attention. they're going crazy. >> my husband was like i couldn't pay attention. >> i will read, you interpret. abc's john donvan shoals why pollsters should have been asking a different question. >> reporter: you can ask voters who they want to win. ask them who they think will win? who are you going to vote for? >> romney. >> reporter: who do you thing is going to win? >> obama. >> reporter: you may get -- >> what people are feeling and you get a broad sense. >>
under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategis
maryland. >> the election day is finally here. president obama and governor romney spent the last few months trying to persuade voters and now the choice is yours. >> question 4, 6 and question 7 all major initiatives on your ballot. you know what they mean? we will have a report explaining every thing you need to know before heading to the polls. >> the polls opened and closed in one new hampshire town. we will tell you which candidate is winning the race as of now on this tuesday november 6th it's election day good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. now a end to the ads you are probably tired of seeing and we will let you know everything you need to know as far as the election but you need to know what to prepare for as you go out the door. >> go out to the polls. lynette charles is standing by with a check of the forecast. >> more of the same where we dropped off yesterday. it's cold outside. look at temperatures. 33 degrees in glen burnie. ijamsville at 24 degrees this morning. we are in the 20s so because of this, we are dealing with the freeze warning once agai
. >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney are spending their final hours on the campaign trails before you head to the polls. >> you can see they're the other running mates, candidate's wives. does the future first lady impact your vote? >> here's a look at havre de grace from the thighed water marina, beautiful view across the susquehanna with some sunshine. we'll talk about that coming up. maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making de
both the electoral vote and popular vote in the election. >>> mitt romney called president obama to congratulate him on reelection and the former massachusetts governor conceded defeat at his rally in boston. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to ernestly pray for him and for the great nation. thank you and god bless america. >> president obama congratulated the romney ryan camp on a hard fought campaign. >>> a little closer to home get ready for table games like blackjack and other casino games built in maryland. >> voters have approve questions by a narrow margei and linda so is live at arundel mills this morning and linda what does this mean for the casinos like the one behind you. >> reporter: it means they can now make way for expanding gambling like the kind you see in atlantic city or las vegas and they can put in table games like roulette alongside the slot machines and it means a 6th casino will be built in prince george's county and they -- ge
or deadlocked? plus president obama sweeps the battleground. did mitt romney throw away a winning hand. >> were you surprised by the results? >> a little. republicans, what happened? 8% for this $5. i even gave you a one-debate head start. i mean, on top of that, i'm black. but you still couldn't take me out. [ male announcer ] introducing the new dell xps 12. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ [ male announcer ] navigating your future can be daunting without a financial plan. your plan should be built to your specific needs so that it lasts through every stage of your life. ♪ at pacific life, we can give you the tools to help you achieve financial independence. ♪ tools that help you protect your family, supplement your retirement, build your business, and plan your legacy. ♪ for more than 140 years, pacific life has assisted families and businesses in meeting their goals, even in uncertain economic times. ♪ let us help protect the things that you work so hard for. to find out how, visit pacificlife.com. ♪ pacific life. the power to help
cecil. >>> all right. you have voted and the verdict is. it's the president who beat out mitt romney. tory dunnan joins us with more on the president's big night. >> reporter: right now president obama is on his way from chicago to the white house. and he brings with him a clear victory. >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: four more years it is for the president. he took to the stage for a victory party in chicago. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: with a decisive victory he won 50% or more of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. in his second term the president called for union -- unity. >> we are not as divided as our politic suggest. >> reporter: mitt romney echoed that sentiment to disappointed campaign workers. >> the nation,al you know, is at -- nation, as you know, is at a political point. our leaders have to reach across the aisle. >> reporter: as the president heads back it d.c., republicans still control the hous
for the white house. in the end the results showed the president lead mitt romney by more than a million votes. >> i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> reporter: the victory was made possible because of support from key groups of voters. 55% of women voted for obama compared to 44% for romney. it's about the same as in 2008. he won the support of 56% of women, a stark difference between romney and obama and support from african-americans and latinos. 93% of african-americans and 71% of latinos choosing obama. in 2008 the president won 96% of the african-american vote and 67% of the hispanic vote. >> it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native-american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, day or straight. you can make this here in america if you're willing to try. >> reporter: republicans admit the ground game played a role in their defeat. democrats on the ground going door to door made a difference. the obama campaign moab leesed better. >> you l
with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. this its our sixth conversation since the weekend. and, it's, it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> reporter: only fleeting reference to the president. >> it is a new path of bold, aggressive change. become to politics for president obama. he'll make stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a tied race, that is still going to come down to a few key swing states, ohio. according to a "the new york times" poll we got yesterday, hallow
at mitt romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and heads to the all-important state of ohio later today. >>> and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> oh, joe, the subject, the top ten reasons to vote early. here's some of the highlights. >> if you vote early you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate >> that's not accurate. number two. >> early voters receive a $5 million donation from donald trump. >> wow! and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen -- >> hones
's for sure. >>> we're also getting a clearer snapshot this morning of the mood and reaction inside the romney camp, as the results rolled in election night. mitt romney was said to be shell shocked as reality set in. and he was systolic in his conversation with the president. sources tell cbs news that he hastily pieced together his concession speech, knowing he had to say something. despite polls showing the president had an easier electoral path, the romney campaign was very confident, believing intensity and enthusiasm were on their side. >>> and three days after the election, they are still counting the ballots in florida. president obama has claimed victory in the sunshine state. but officials have not declared a winner. florida is still undecided, largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems, so to speak. >>> and our other major story is the drastic steps being taken for gas shortages in new york. new york's mayor says only one-quarter of the city's gas stations are actually open. and the shortage could last for
more bizarre weather. >> and more than a week after the election, governor romney speaks out what he thinks made the difference in president obama's re-election victory. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum. so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >>> a spectacular sight in western japan, check out the tornado spinning over the pacific ocean. no injuries or damage have been reported and it lasted about ten minutes. and it disintegrated before it ever hit land. it is rare to see a tornado in japan and officials do warn that more tornadoes and strong winds and lightning are coming. >>> a little closer to home we're dealing with some cold temperatures out there. the aftermath of sandy? lynette they need the warmth. >> they need the warmth but
opponent. >> the weeks ahead i look forward to sitting down with governor romney where we can work together to move the country forward. >> reporter: the president in the victory speech took a bipartisan tone saying americans voted for action and not politics as usual but again keep in mine, this is a democratic president who will be dealing with a house that is run by republicans and a senate run by democrats and again the same setup facing the same divisions we have seen over the last four years. that's the latest from chicago. >> the race we had our ice on voters had major initiatives to decide on. >> this morning the results are in and our state is making history. sherrie johnson is live in federal hill with the outcome of question 6 and a lot of the nation was watching how maryland would vote. >> reporter: there are a lot of eyes on maryland and maryland made history as we voted to make same sex marriage legal in this state. it's a question that has been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states. maryland is now the 7th state in addition to the district of
on the trail that will be winding through the main battleground states in the days ahead. romney and the president are visiting 7 states today through sunday romney's campaign says the traditionally democratic state of pennsylvania is in play and announced the candidate will stop there sunday. the obama campaign is calling that an act of desperation. team romney said they are on the offensive and look at an extended map. most everything between now and election day will have heated back and forth exchanges including the jobs report that's coming out today n washington -- from washington, now back to you. >>> president obama received a surprise endorsement days before election. yesterday michael blockberg announced support for the incumbent. he said this week's extreme weather led to that endorsement. he acknowledged the storm devastating his city could be evidence of climate change and said president obama developed a strong environmental record during the first term. mayor bloomberg is a former republican now turned independent. >>> all right. let's talk about what's going on he
from election day it is a buckeye state battle. tonight outside cincinnati mitt romney got a little help from his friend. >> kid rock warm up the crowd of nearly m. many republican allies came out. romney deliver his closing argument. >> do you want more of the same or do you want real change. >> the most recent polls have the president ahead or show a tied race. one key reason, the president has his theory. >> i understand govern romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. >>ed to mr. obama launched a fresh attack accusing his rival of trying to this scare off voters. >> italians are going to build jeeps in china. >> chrysler said that is not true. there are no plans to move production to china. a rep said it was cynical campaign politics at its worst. >> both campaigns are trying to reach the magic number. no matter how you do the math with the eight battleground states it is clear ohio is the key. >> ohio is the tate -- state we need to win. this campaign hopes the enthusiasm they saw here will be seen across the state on election ni
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